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Robert Winstead

ROBERT (BOB) WINSTEAD, D. MIN. is a United Methodist minister who serves as the Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He is the Director of the Academy of Church BusinessAdministra- tion, leading the professional certification process for executive pastors and church business administrators. Bob is a national trainer for the United Methodist Church

and leads workshops and retreats in self-care & time management, congregational administration, and transformative leadership.
Bob is a contributing author of Contextualizing Theological 
Education, and has published articles in the NACBA Ledger, the United Methodist Worship Connection, Christians in Education, and other periodicals and publications.

Bob has a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology, and a Doctorate of Ministry in Church Leadership from the University of Chicago. Bob’s hobbies include playing drums, riding motorcycles, woodworking, and reading. Bob has three children and five grandchildren.

Worship Leader
Dr. Connie Shelton
Rev. Dr. Connie Mitchell Shelton serves as Superintendent, East Jackson District, Mississippi Annual Conference. She previously served as Director of Connectional Ministries for the MS Annual Conference; Joint Senior Pastor of Galloway UMC, Jackson, MS; Co-Director of Field Education, Duke Divinity School; Executive Director of The United Methodist Hour; Co-pastor of Court Street UMC, Batson UMC, and Crossroads UMC. Connie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Radio, Television and Film (University of Southern MS); Masters in Public Relations (University of Southern MS); Master of Divinity (Duke University Divinity School); Doctor of Ministry (Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA). Connie has been married to Rev. Dr. Joey Shelton for thirty one years. Joey serves at Millsaps College as Chaplain and Director of Church Relations. They have two daughters, Bailey, 20, who is a sophomore at USM and Jessica, 15, who is a 9th grader.